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The Voice to Parliament
wayss robustly supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to the Australian Parliament.
wayss acknowledges our responsibility to truly hear and learn from indigenous Australians and to embrace their just and fair aspirations.
The Voice is a compelling opportunity for First Nations peoples to have a say in decisions that affect them, their children, families and their communities.
It is an unmissable opportunity on the road to reconciliation.
We see the Uluru Statement from the Heart as a beautiful expression of the collective voice of First Nations peoples, a human invitation for truth-telling, treaty-making and constitutional reform.
The gap between outcomes for indigenous Australians and the rest of the community across the entire range of measures is unacceptable in one of the world’s most prosperous nations.
We see the disadvantage, the discrimination, the lack of equality of opportunity.
The Voice is about equality of opportunity. It is a crucial part – but only a part – of the effort Australia needs to make if we are truly to meet our aspiration to be a land of fairness, a place where equality of opportunity is our preeminent ethic, our unwavering guide.
wayss supports the call to establish a voice to Parliament as a necessary step towards justice, reconciliation and healing.
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Dandenong Leader – February 11th 2020.
Elizabeth Thomas, chief executive of homelessness and crisis support group Wayss, said the organisation assisted more than 15,000 people in Melbourne’s south east in the past year.
“A significant number of those people came to our Dandenong office looking for affordable housing,” Ms Thomas said.
“Homelessness is no longer hidden – it is something that is front of mind for the community,” she said.
She said Greater Dandenong desperately needed a greater range of affordable housing and accommodation options.
“It’s about moving beyond rooming houses to permanent accommodation that helps people rebuild meaningful, sustainable lives,” she said.